Transcript for Rose McGowan defends Anthony Bourdain's girlfriend
We turn to new details about Anthony bourdain's death. Actresse Mcgowan, a close friend of bourdain's girlfriend is now writing about his secret struggles and ABC's Adrienne Bankert is here with the story. Good morning, Adrienne. Reporter: Good morning to you, Amy. Seeking a reason for what may have contributed to bourdain taking his life stomach attention has been on his relationships, girlfriend Asia Argento and me too champion rose mcgowanriting a letter on her behalf. Asia writes please read these words and have mercy on our pain. Three days after the shocking suicide of TV host and chef Anthony bourdain, new details that could shed light on his possible mental state in the days leading to his death. Rose Mcgowan, a close friend of bourdain's girlfriend, Asia Argento, in a letter shared online writes in part, Anthony was open with his demons. His depression won. Bodain had spoken about his fight for happiness on his TV show. I'd like to be happy. I should be happy. I have, you know, incredible luck. I'd like T be ableo look out the window and say, hey, life is od. And you don't. No. Reporte a notion Mcgowan Ed to in her memo writing the 61-year-old was pt of a pull up your bootstraps and March on generation. The strong man doesn't ask for help generation. But noting that bourdain did. Knowefore antny died he reached out for help and yet he did not take the doctor's advice, she writes. Mcgowan's post rejecting scrutiny of Argento and bourdain's relationship describing the couple as free birds writinghey loved without borders of a traditional relationship. Anony's internal war was his war. It is no fair or acceptable to blame her or anyoneelse, not even Anthony. This as bourdain awe estranged fe is opening up for theirst time since his passing ring this passing O their 11-year-old dahter Ariane writing our little girl Hader concert today. She was amazing. So strong and brave. She wore the boots you bought her. Adding, I hope you are having a good trip wherever you are. And bourdain appeared to have struggled for years writing about his struggles with suicidal thoughts in his 2011 memoir, Mcgowan asking people to learn more about suicide and desion without judging That's certainly warranted. Adrienne, thank you very much. Gig Earl, over to you. We're going to get
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